Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I am posting a project for the AECP Level 1 Class – Irresistible Inking Techniques taught by Sara Naumann.  I decided to start my AECP journey with this class because I liked the technique shown in one of the lessons, using a brayer, and I have been using my brayer a lot recently with my gel plate, so I thought why not try this!

Inspiration

There are a lot of great techniques demonstrated in this class by Sara but I was particularly interested in the technique of using a brayer with my Altenew ink pads.

Overview of my card process

As you know, I like making big cards, so I cut some standard white cardstock in half, making them 5.5 x 8.5 and then chose some of my favourite Altenew inks – from left to right – Parrot, Fresh Lemon, Turquoise and Purple Wine – and got my brayer out.  It was already getting late when I started this, so I used my brayer to make a few backgrounds and left them to dry, meanwhile I got on with some stamping for another AECP class (multi-tasking is my superpower!)

I thought they all looked unbelievably beautiful and it was hard to chose just one to work with, but in the end I chose the Purple Wine background as it was calling my name. Then I added a little more colour to the backgrounds with some paint splatters using some acrylic paint in purple and turquoise.  I decided to use the Altenew Wonderland stamp and die set for this card, and I had the idea to use one of the backgrounds for my die cut flowers as well as for my actual background so I stamped the flowers with a purple ink and die cut them from the same Purple Wine background.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and also one of the smaller flower heads on to the background and then distressed the edges of the panel and inked them with pink ink.  I matched up the turquoise paint splatters with this Gina K Blue Lagoon cardstock for my card base.

After I glued everything in place, I decided to finish the card off with some purple Nuvo drops and I tied a bow in a co-ordinating baker’s twine around the base of the flower stems. I added a drop of glue to the centre of the bow to hold it in place.

 

Thoughts

I really love how this card turned out and I really feel like making a lot more of them right now! I love the technique of using the brayer with my inks.  I hope you enjoyed reading about this card and that you find inspiration from it.

 

PROJECT RECIPE:

Altenew – Wonderland Stamp Set, Wonderland Die Set, Inks – Turquoise, Purple Wine, Fresh Lemon, Parrot,
Versafine Clair ink – Purple Delight, Charming Pink
Finnabair Acrylics – Magenta, Turquoise (mixed to get purple)
Gina K – Blue Lagoon cardstock
From stash: white cardstock for die cutting, baker’s twine
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

FYI Here’s a list of the Classes for Level 1:

.All About Layering 1
.All About Layering 2
.Clean & Simple Boutique Cards
.Easy Ink Blending Techniques
.For The Guys
.Let It Shine
.Celebration: Stencil Techniques
.Seasonal Scene Building
.Easy Die Cutting Techniques
.Irresistible Inking Techniques

 

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2 thoughts on “AECP Level 1 – Irresistible Inking Techniques

  1. Erum Tasneem says:

    Congratulations on your first post!! This is amazing! The panels look so gorgeous! Love the monochromatic look and the pop of Lagoon as a card base. Incredible burst of colour.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery. Well done.

    • Empire of the Cat says:

      Thanks Erum, for your feedback on my card. I loved the techniques and the process of making this one.

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